Wednesday, September 22, 2010

John Wayne's Top Ten Classic Films

The British newspaper The Telegraph offered a top ten list of John Wayne's classic films.

This is a good list, but I would have replaced The Comancheros with Fort Apache.

I like The Comancheros, but Fort Apache is a brilliant John Ford film.

The Duke is great, of course, but so is Henry Fonda as the misguided and arrogant Colonel (based on George Custer). And Ward Bond, Victor McLaglen and Pedro Armendariz are wonderful as the three sergeants. This is one of the best films about the military in my view. I love this film.

I would have also replaced El Dorado (a remake of Rio Bravo) with The Cowboys. The Cowboys is a great film about youth and old age. The Duke's heroic fight to the death in the film with a much younger man is a classic.

You can read the newspaper piece via the below link:

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